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Michael Fainstat

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Name  Michael Fainstat
Role  Politician
Died  December 29, 2010

Michael fainstat s final act of giving


Michael Fainstat (29 August 1923 – 29 December 2010) was a Canadian politician and a City Councillor in Montreal, Quebec.

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Michael fainstat s final act of giving


Background

In the early seventies he became a founding member of the progressive Montreal Citizens' Movement, also known as Rassemblement des citoyens et citoyennes de Montréal (RCM) in French.

City Councillor

He was elected to Montreal's City Council in 1974 against Civic incumbent James Bellin with 17 other RCM candidates and represented the district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

He was the only RCM candidate to win a seat in 1978. He was re-elected in the district of La-Confédération in 1982 and 1986.

Chairman of the Executive Committee

He served as Montreal's Chairman of the Executive Committee from 1986 to 1990.

He was re-elected in the district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in 1990, but resigned in 1991. He was succeeded by Democratic Coalition candidate Claudette Demers-Godley on the City Council.

Death

Fainstat died on December 29, 2010, due to Parkinson's Disease. A commemoration of his life was held on January 9, 2011.

References

Michael Fainstat Wikipedia


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